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University of Georgia

State Botanical Garden, Athens, Georgia

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The 38th meeting of the University of Georgia singing was held in the Conservatory Great Room of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia on the fourth Sunday in February. The class was called to order by John Hollingsworth leading 119 (ScH). The opening prayer was offered by John Plunkett, followed by welcoming remarks by the Chairman.

A business session was held where the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Vice Chairman—Michael Spencer; Secretaries—Jane Spencer and Shannon Primm; Arranging Committee—Judy Mincey and Tom Ivey.

The Social Harp, complied by Hart County native John Gordon McCurry, was used for all lessons of the first two hours. Leaders: Michael Spencer 37 (ScH); Jane Spencer 159 (ScH); Shannon Primm 77 (ScH); Judy Mincey 51 (ScH); Tom Ivey 194 (ScH); Bruce King 173 (ScH); Chris Wilhelm 87 (ScH); Charles Woods 50 (ScH); Sharon Strong 200 (ScH); John Plunkett 213 (ScH); Lauren Bock 135 (ScH); Peter Golden 23b (ScH); Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 212 (ScH); Margie Dietz 26 (ScH); Bill Hollingsworth 182 (ScH); Jackie Elsner 155 (ScH); B.M. Smith 165 (ScH); Jeannette DePoy 120t (ScH); Oscar McGuire 89 (ScH); Scott DePoy 115 (ScH); Greg Walton 111 (ScH); Susan Posey 79b (ScH); John Garst 86 (ScH); Karen Redwine 137 (ScH).

RECESS

The class reconvened with John Hollingsworth leading 250 (ScH). Leaders: Michael Spencer 253 (ScH); Shannon Primm 183 (ScH); Judy Mincey 82 (ScH); Tom Ivey 195 (ScH); Bruce King 237 (ScH); Chris Wilhelm 134 (ScH); Charles Woods 188 (ScH); Sharon Strong 141 (ScH); John Plunkett 218 t (ScH); Holly Mixon 191 (ScH); Lauren Bock 150 (ScH); Peter Golden 49 (ScH); Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 60 (ScH); Margie Dietz 158 (ScH); Jackie Elsner 214 (ScH); Bill Hollingsworth 31 (ScH); B.M. Smith 32 (ScH); Jeannette DePoy 24t (ScH); Oscar McGuire 34 (ScH) (in honor of Hugh McGraw); Susan Posey 24b (ScH); Scott DePoy 228 (ScH). Shannon Primm asked the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The Sacred Harp (1991 Edition) was used for the remainder of the singing. John Hollingsworth called the class back to order leading 176t. Leaders: Cat Tucker 192; Michael Spencer 386; Jane Spencer 499; Judy Mincey 468; Bill Hollingsworth 236; Winston Stephens 503; Anne Brightwell 335; Tom Ivey 254; Kevin Kelly 111t; Ken George 56b; Holly Mixon 99; Shannon Primm 312t (in memory of H. Brown Jarboe, Sr.); Molly Ellis 142; Bruce King 128; Chris Wilhelm 564; Sharon Strong 240; John Plunkett 464; Lauren Bock 556; Peter Golden 218; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 417.

RECESS

Leaders: Jane Spencer 500; Margie Dietz 501; B.M. Smith 350; Oscar McGuire 344; Susan Posey 39t; Peter Golden 107; Cat Tucker 454; Winston Stephens 47b; Ken George 569b; Molly Ellis 157; Ralph Huie 159; Lauren Bock and Winston Stephens 178 (by request).

After announcements were made, John Hollingsworth led 347 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Ken George.

Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Vice Chairman—Michael Spencer; Secretaries—Jane Spencer and Shannon Primm